SCHOTT Solar and Stadtwerke Mainz to build a solar park in the Southern Harz, Germany
- Clean solution: 24,000 modules to generate green electricity in Ilfeld very soon
- System with an output of 5.6 MW
- To be put into operation by the end of the year
Ilfeld/Mainz, December 6, 2011 – Consumers will soon be able to rely on clean solar electricity from the Southern Harz now that Mainz Solar GmbH is installing a solar system in Ilfeld that will feature 24,000 modules. Mainz Solar is a joint venture between SCHOTT Solar and Stadtwerke Mainz AG. 3 S Solarstrom GmbH is both the project developer and the general contractor for this solar park. Following its expected completion in December of 2011, the system will generate about 5.25 gigawatt-hours of electricity each year and feed it into E.ON Thüringen\'s grid. In purely mathematical terms, this would allow for the entire population of Ilfeld of around 3,000 to be supplied with green electricity. In addition, roughly 3,200 tons of CO2 emissions can now be avoided each year.
"This system sends a signal that extends well beyond Ilfeld and the Southern Harz and proves that, with the appropriate will, it is already possible, at least in mathematical terms, to supply 100% of the population with environmentally friendly electricity. Ilfeld has good reason to feel proud that its name will now be associated with a good share of pioneering work," notes the mayor of the community, René Schröter-Appenrodt (CDU).
The two Managing Directors of Mainz Solar are also quite pleased with their collaboration with the community of Ilfeld, the property owners and 3 S Solarstrom GmbH: "Thanks to how smoothly the respective parties have been working together, we will be able to complete this project on schedule," Stephan Krome and Burkhard Söhngen both note.
High performance for a lifetime
The products that are being put to use in the solar park in Ilfeld are SCHOTT PERFORM POLY type solar modules. These modules are known for their high resistance to adverse weather conditions and were awarded the rating of "Very Good" by Germany\'s Öko-Test magazine (edition 4/2010). In any case, the entire population of Ilfeld can rest assured that these modules will be able to generate a high yield for many years to come. After all, the manufacturer, SCHOTT Solar, has over 53 years of experience in solar technology and offers a 25-year linear performance guarantee on its glass-foil modules. Through its business unit "SCHOTT Solar Power Projects", this manufacturer supplies modules for projects and offers its expertise on planning or even full-scale realization of solar power plants.
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Stadtwerke Mainz AG (SWM) has grown from being a traditional power supplier to become a future-oriented group of companies that offers services for virtually all areas of life through its subsidiaries and shareholdings. Its core businesses include economical and environmentally friendly operation of electrical power, gas and water grids, water collection, waste treatment and public transportation. The SWM Group also operates several power plants that generate electricity, steam and long-distance heating and is extremely active in the area of renewable energy. The company achieved sales of around 500 million euros and employed 1,360 people in 2010. In recent years, the SWM Group and its subsidiaries and shareholdings have invested over 150 million euros in renewable energy projects.
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